External Relations Department 

USC Marshall School of Business & USC Leventhal School of Accounting

Main Contact Information

USC Marshall School of Business
Office of External Relations
USC Tower, 29th floor
1150 S. Olive Street, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tel:  213.740.0038
Fax: 213.740.6189


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Development Staff

Matt De Vecchi, Senior Associate Dean, External Relations

Jennifer Alderete, Executive Assistant


Alumni Relations, USC Marshall Partners & Annual Giving

The USC Marshall Fund team of the Office of External Relations is honored to work with many of our 80,000+ alumni, parents, student-representatives, annual donors and friends of the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Leventhal School of Accounting.

With generous contributions from alumni and friends, dedicated volunteerism in the USC Marshall Alumni Association, annual donations to the USC Marshall/Leventhal Fund, and activities through the premier annual membership group known as USC Marshall Partners, the Trojan Family is able to help engage, connect, and advance the Marshall Community and develop meaningful connections around the world. We invite you to join us, explore and invest in the School and in yourself.

Guillermina Molina, USC MA '00, Senior Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, USC Marshall Alumni Association and USC Marshall Partners

Vanessa Benya, Associate Director, USC Marshall Partners (Bay Area Region and Parents)

Lori Chan Velasco, MBA '04, Senior Associate Director, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Jewel Christopher, USC BA '03, Associate Director, USC Marshall Partners (Greater Los Angeles Region)

April Tam, MS '16, Associate Director, USC Marshall Partners (Orange County Region and Valleys Region)


Corporate and Foundation Relations

Scott Franey, Executive Director, Corporate Relations and International Major Gifts


Major Gifts

Rachel Morrell, USC MPA '11, Assistant Dean of External Relations (Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas)

Holly Bauer, Director of Development (San Gabriel Valley, Palm Springs/Desert, Texas, Arizona)

Valerie Benzimra, Director of Development (Pacific Northwest, Valley, Santa Barbara)

Thomas Chang, USC MPA '14, Associate Director of Development (San Diego, Orange County, Hawaii)

Morgan Plank Gibney, USC BA '11, Associate Director of Development (Midwest, South Bay/Long Beach, Greater L.A. Parents)

Sara Jensen, MBA '10, Director of Development (West Los Angeles, Colorado, Utah, Chicago, Minnesota)

Sarah Peyron Murphy, Senior Director of Development (East Coast including Florida)

JoEllen Williamson, Senior Director of Development (Bay Area)

Araceli Fradejas, Program Specialist, Major Gifts


Donor Services, Stewardship and Donor Relations

Jeannie Bowman, USC '74, Senior Director of Development

Arlene Williams, Development Communications

Tiffany Meriwether, BS '10, Assistant Director, Donor Events Specialist

Natasha Jokic, Assistant Director, Donor Relations Manager


Development Operations

Gohar Palanjian, BS '93, Director of Development Strategy and Business Operations

Grace Alvarez, Assistant Director, Donor Database Management

Lerissa Garcia, Budget Operations Analyst